Course: TESL 1151Division: Humanities
Department: Teach English as Second Lang
Title: Community Outreach - 1st year
Semester Approved: Spring 2018
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2023
End Semester: Spring 2024
Catalog Description: Students will learn about and prepare oral presentations of a foreign culture of their choice. The cultural presentations will be performed to community organizations in the surrounding area.
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Justification: Educated students need to know about the world around them. Since the majority of the Snow College students have been raised in mono-cultural circumstances, this course is a step in helping them become better global citizens, avoid xenophobia, and appreciate the varieties of culture throughout the world. This course is required for completion of the AA and AAS in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will gain a deeper appreciation for their own culture and the other cultures represented in the class. Student will demonstrate cross cultural understanding by making presentations about specific cultures to the community.
Students will develop and understanding of the history, customs and values of a world culture through readings and research. Students will write a reflective paper on their presentations and what they have learned through research of the culture.
Through planning and giving presentations to various public groups, students learn about the culture they are going to present and learn to discern the differences between the behaviors, policies and artifacts of other cultures and their own culture.
Key Performance Indicators:
At the instructor's discretion, the following criteriawill be used of the purpose of assessment
Presentation 40 to 60%
Reflection paper 40 to 60%
Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Through discussion, research, presentation and reflection students will learn the material.
Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 20